Yoga and T’ai Chi for Kids: Healthy and Fun Play to Develop a Child’s Body, Mind, and Spirit
Imagine that your child has the skills to be perfectly focused on whatever he is doing and, at the same time, completely relaxed.
Imagine that your child has the physical condition, balance and muscle tone he needs to do what he loves.
Imagine that your child is totally free of anxiety and excessive fears.
Imagine that your child feels safe and loved at all times and has the self-confidence to face anything.
Just like the waters of a mighty river or a flood sweep away everything that stands in its way, the CHI or energy generated by the games of animals, the first qigong practice ever created (more than 2000 years ago), removes obstacles to vibrant, internal health. peace, constant love and a joyful life.
Just as a gentle, steady flow of water will clear a clogged pipe or smooth a rough stone, a steady flow of CHI pulsing through our bodies keeps our arteries, veins, capillaries, and energy channels open while softening and calming our state. emotional. body.
The romping of animals teaches us how to be and respond appropriately from a calm center in all circumstances. Sometimes we are as soft as a light morning mist or as soft as a snowflake. Then there are times when we need to be as hard as hail or as powerful as an avalanche.
For thousands of years, the Chinese have been using the simple exercises, focused breathing, and internal focus and concentration of frolicking animals to achieve TOTAL physical, mental, and emotional health.
Tea American Journal of Medicine and Sports(Vol III, Number II, March/April 2001) lists a number of studies showing that t’ai chi can improve concentration, focus, performance, physical and emotional balance, can lower blood pressure, anxiety and depression, can improve reactions to stressful situations and can improve overall health by improving the immune system.
Among the benefits observed in the british journal of sports medicine.
Each of the various animal exercises has specific and general benefits for your child!
As your child soars like an eagle, they develop balance, lightness, and agility. They cool and relax the whole body, balance the energy of the heart, gently stretch the ligaments and release tension in the spine.
Eagle exercises help instill confidence, freedom and grace.
The squats, flying, leg and arm stretching, strutting, balancing, controlled walking, sharp concentration, coordinating arms and legs together, and heart-focused rest of this party will really enhance Eagle Heart. of your child and much more!
Pretending to be a bear will help your child develop deep-seated power.
The bear romp helps build greater leg strength, strengthen the spleen and lower back, strengthen bones, and develop energy in the kidneys, which are the body’s primary source of vitality.
They naturally teach your child to turn within, stay centered, and maintain their inner priorities as they move through the world.
Assuming the persona of a bear: methodical, down-to-earth, yet full of energy on the inside, ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, helps prepare your child for anything and everything.
Romping like monkeys helps develop your child’s flexibility and agility. It helps them to be resourceful, alert and agile.
Monkey games help remove blockages in the flow of blood and chi. They help prevent and harmonize the hardening of the arteries. They also help remove plaque.
They lose their bodies and joints. They sharpen eyesight and improve hearing.
Deer games help your child to develop grace, eloquence, precision and relaxation.
They engender fluidity of movement and awareness. They open creative channels.
They give a long stretch to the legs and spine, creating an open, expansive movement with highly flexible muscles and bones. They benefit the liver and lower abdomen and open up the area between the mid back and the atlas. They strengthen bones, joints, hips and knees.
The romp of the tiger is like a mighty hurricane wind in motion and like a calm evening moon in stillness. Tiger exercises help develop your child’s muscle strength. They strengthen the waist, muscles, lungs and kidneys.
They build courage, inner power and willpower. They help prevent winter colds.
While the chi or energy of the bear’s romp acts on the bones (our core energy), the tiger’s romp acts on the flowering of chi in the muscles, tendons and skin. Hand and finger strength is improved along with focus and concentration.
Frolicking like a powerful yet graceful dragon, it strengthens the kidneys. Spinning, bending and flowing like a swimming dragon stimulates your child’s endocrine system while working on the organs, muscles and skin.
As your child moves like a swimming dragon, it builds elasticity in their body, beautifies their skin, and helps their body use food.
Stretching, shaking and twisting your body like a swimming dragon opens the capillaries and increases oxygenation and energy.
These beautiful and oh so graceful movements open up the two main energy channels in your child’s body.
Moving like a gorilla can help cure disease, keep the body healthy, and build a strong body.
The gorilla games stimulate all the organs and energy channels of the body and help to focus the mind through a rhythmic tapping of the body. They circulate blood and send energy from the outermost layer of the skin through the body to the organs, vessels, and bone marrow.
From patting to prevent oxygen deprivation and mental retardation in a baby, to a mother patting a child on the back or stomach when they are uncomfortable, or gentle patting to help them sleep, patting as healing methods run through our entire lives.
Becoming a Gorilla in the game will help make your child strong and resilient on the outside and soft and fluid on the inside.
The gorilla romp strengthens the lungs, sinuses, and throat while generating a great deal of energy, strength, and a sense of well-being.